strut one's stuff

strut (one's) stuff

To act or perform with brazen, ostentatious confidence. After a year of training, he went up onto the stage to strut his stuff. Members of the gay community strutted their stuff from one end of the city to the other for the annual pride festival.
See also: strut, stuff

strut one's stuff

Behave or perform in an ostentatious manner, show off, as in The skaters were out, strutting their stuff. This expression uses strut in the sense of "display in order to impress others." [Slang; first half of 1900s]
See also: strut, stuff
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This means that the ability to strut one's stuff on two legs has likely evolved several times among different types of animals.